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William Somerset Maugham

  • iliasmshat Zitat gemachtvor 10 Tagen
    was a man of great size, two or three inches more than six feet high; but the most noticeable thing about him was a vast obesity. His paunch was of imposing dimensions. His face was large and fleshy
  • iliasmshat Zitat gemachtvor 9 Tagen
    are the most matter-of-fact creature I have ever come across.'
  • iliasmshat Zitat gemachtvor 9 Tagen
    I've never seen anyone with such a capacity for wretchedness as that man has. I don't think you can conceive how desperately he might suffer. Be very careful
  • iliasmshat Zitat gemachtvor 9 Tagen
    'I cannot imagine that, however much I lived in Eastern countries, I could believe anything that had the whole weight of science against it. If there were a word of truth in anything Haddo says, we should be unable to form any reasonable theory of the universe.'
  • iliasmshat Zitat gemachtvor 9 Tagen
    Silly ass!' answered Arthur with emphasis.
  • iliasmshat Zitat gemachtvor 9 Tagen
    a plain, practical man,
  • elf1001hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    I had not yet learnt how contradictory is human nature; I did not know how much pose there is in the sincere, how much baseness in the noble, nor how much goodness in the reprobate.
  • elf1001hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    "You are a most unmitigated cad."
    "Now that you've got that off your chest, let's go and have dinner."
  • elf1001hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    But the fear of not being able to carry it through effectively has always made me shy of assuming the moral attitude; and in this case the certainty that my sentiments would be lost on Strickland made it peculiarly embarrassing to utter them.
  • elf1001hat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    But though he said nothing of any consequence, there was something in his personality which prevented him from being dull. Perhaps it was sincerity.
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